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2 - 4 December 2023 / Superstudio
Panel Talks
The Lab
Calling all Coffee Geeks

The Milan Coffee Festival’s Lab is designed to offer visitors an array of interactive demonstrations, workshops and tasting sessions, as well as fascinating talks and lively debates on everything from women in the coffee industry to the evolution of coffee in Italy.  

The weekend offers exciting, educational sessions to boost your knowledge and entertain. 
Find the full 2022 programme below! 



MCF 2022 - Saturday 

10:30 | Cultural Neuroscience and Coffee: The Thymus Approach -  Stefania Pompele, Sensory Analist Specialist e Chiara Vertua, Business Development Manager

11:15 | Are all waters the same? Which is the best for your coffee? – Elena Scordamaglia, Brita

12:00 | Between craftsmanship and design with La Marzocco – Stefano Della Pietra, Head Designer La Marzocco e Officine Fratelli Bambi

13:30 | The Talking Barista​ – Chiara Bergonzi, Roaster & Trainer SCA

14:15 | The Tasting of an Espresso – Andrea Guerra, SCA Italy

15:00 | Patisserie & Drink Pairing – Fabrizio Barbato, owner of L’Île Douce

15:45 | 1895 Contemporary Breakfast   Marco Pedron, Executive Pastry Chef presso CRACCO EN LIMITED

16:30 | The Specialty Coffees and the development of the modern coffee shop in ItalyCarlos Bitencourt, Cafezal's owner

MCF 2022 - Sunday 

10:30 | Water Pairing: how water plays a fundamental role with food and drink – Elena Scordamaglia, Brita

11:15 |  Beans vs Leaves: Coffee or Tea? – Rita Saiu and Alessandro Coda, MUMAC Academy Coffee Specialists

12:00 | The tale of an all-Italian scandal: one euro is not enough! – MC: Gianni Tratzi, Founder Mezzatazza Consulting, Panelist: Davide Cobelli (SCA Italy National Coordinator), Alberto Polojac (Quality manager di Imperator srl), Francesco Sanapo (CEO presso Ditta Artigianale, Firenze), Carlos Bitencourt (Founder & Managing Director Cafezal, Milano), Giuseppe Gallello (co-owner presso Gelsomina Pasticceria, Milano)

12:45 |  This is not the Usual Coffee Pairing: everything tastes better with coffee, if you know how to make it –Alice Monti, Mirabilia Coffee' owner.

13:30 | The Importance of Grinding in the Various Coffee Preparations.  – Dario Ciarlantini, SCA Italy

14:15 | MUMAC presents: history, lab and coffee - Anna Cento, MUMAC Curator

15:00 | The Pure Coffee Pairing!  – Coffee pairing session with the champions of food and coffee: Giacomo Vannelli, Silvio Salmoiraghi e Alberto Agostinacchio.

15:45 | 101 tips about AeroPress – Mary Siletti, Italian AeroPress Champion 2021-2022

16:30 | When Wine Meets Coffee - Nicoletta Loreti, imprenditrice agricola Cantina del Tufaio, Zagarolo (RM).
Francesco Giovanchelli, owner and roaster of Spazio Caffè Firenze

MCF 2022 - Monday 


10:30 | Semplifica le tue attività quotidiane con SumUp - Gaetano de Maio, Country Manager Italia di SumUp Cassa

11:15 | How to become a Champion - Emceed by MC Alessandro Coda with Carmen Clemente, World Latte Art Champion, Andrea Villa, Italian Coffee in Good Spirits Champion, Davide Cobelli, Italian Roasting Champion, Giacomo Vannelli, Italian Brewers Cup Champion, Matteo Pavoni, Italian Barista Champion and Niki Di Landa, Italian Ibrik/Cezve Champion

12:00 | The Country of Wonders: history of an Italian subscription  - Alice Monti Owner of Mirabilia Coffee

12:45 |  Specialty Coffee and Research: What emerges from the investigations of the University of Florence and the Accademia del Caffè Espresso? – Marco Purini, Coffee Specialist di Accademia del Caffè Espresso; Cosimo Taiti, Università degli Studi di Firenze; Diego Comparini, Università degli Studi di Firenze

13:30 | Coffee Acid Chemistry: positive and negative acidity –Marco Cremonese, SCA Italy.

14:15 | Are all waters the same? Which is the best for your coffee?  – Elena Scordamaglia, Brita

15:00 | Digitization of the coffee supply chain for a more ethical and conscious consumption - Elisa Criscione, founder di Digital Coffee Future.

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